I have tried Shimano, Specialized, Gaerne, Diadora, and more. These shoes are by far the best fitting, most comfortable cycling shoes I have owned. The ventilation is fantastic. They look good and feel good after riding my daily 30 mile rides and after several 100k and 100 milers. I would not hesitate to buy these again. Be warned though make sure you know what size you wear in cycling shoes. I wear an 11.5 in regular dress shoes, but a 13 in cycling shoes(as are my previous Specialized shoes and these Northwave shoes). I have had absolutely no issues with these shoes after 1000 miles.